Woodrow Wilson


28th President of the United States (March 4, 1913 to March 3, 1921)
Nickname: "Schoolmaster in Politics"
Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall

Born: December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia
Died: February 3, 1924, in Washington, DC

Father: Joseph Ruggles Wilson
Mother: Jessie Janet Woodrow Wilson
Married: Ellen Louise Axson (1860-1914), on June 24, 1885; Edith Bolling Galt (1872-1961), on December 18, 1915
Children: Margaret Woodrow Wilson (1886-1944); Jessie Woodrow Wilson (1887-1933); Eleanor Randolph Wilson (1889-1967)

Religion: Presbyterian
Education: Graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) (1879)
Occupation: Teacher, public official
Political Party: Democrat



A flock of sheep grazed on the White House front lawn during Woodrow Wilson's term. Their wool was sold to raise money for the Red Cross during World War I.

Woodrow Wilson tried in vain to bring the United States into the League of Nations.


See Also:

White House History -- Woodrow Wilson


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